Transparency in manufacturing may sound like a marketing ploy, but it actually brings tangible benefits, from smoother workflows to significant financial savings. If transparency in manufacturing is so important, it is worth reaching for (often surprisingly small) changes that dramatically transform the reality of the process.
Labor efficiency, financial benefits, better control over manufacturing activities – these are just some of the benefits of a transparent shopfloor. It is hard not to notice that this translates directly into significantly greater participation in the performance of tasks. That is because of the precise analytics: data collected in real time is not hidden, it is fully accessible to everyone on the shopfloor. What is more, the data is an excellent basis for drawing conclusions on how to optimize shop floor management – decisions become easier and faster. This is important, among other things, in connection with the operation of machinery. Their work and efficiency become fully visible and easily comparable, e.g. with others – both lines and e.g. shift teams. Ultimately, all these factors can be converted to a common denominator. That is goal achievement, seen through the prism of KPIs. They show the results and the room for possible change.